Auburn Riverside stays in hunt for postseason berth with 12-5 win over Mount Rainier | Prep baseball

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Auburn Riverside's Sam Gocken looks on as teammate Kevin Thomson tries to beat the throw to catcher Auburn catcher Connor McCoy. The Ravens topped the Trojans 6-0 in the contest.
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Auburn Riverside kept its playoff hopes alive on Thursday with a 12-5 win over Mount Rainier in South Puget Sound League North 4A action in Des Moines.

The Ravens (8-8, 9-10) will have to wait for the outcome of today's Kentlake (7-8, 8-10) versus Mount Rainier (7-8, 8-10) game. A Mount Rainier win gives Auburn Riverside the fifth and final seed into the SPSL 4A sub-district playoffs on the strength of its regular-season sweep over the Rams. A Kentlake win relegates the Ravens to a tiebreaker game at 4 p.m. Monday at Kent Memorial Field to determine fifth place.

Kentridge, Tahoma, Kentwood and Thomas Jefferson have already secured the top four places in league, respectively.

The SPSL sub-district tourney begins May 8 at various locations.

ALSO: Auburn closed out its SPSL North 4A season on Thursday with a 9-4 loss to Kentridge.

The Trojans' Connor McCoy was tagged with the loss, giving up six earned runs in three innings of work.

Auburn junior Casey Manning was 3-for-3 from the dish with one run scored.

Danny Torlai earned the win for the Chargers. Joe Wainhouse went 2-for-3 with two runs, an RBI and a home run. Joel Condreay was 2-for-3, including a run, a double and RBI.

The Trojans finished eighth in the North with a 3-13 record, 3-17 overall.

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